Zhur-Taa Druid


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Common
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Common

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Zhur-Taa Druid

Creature — Human Druid

: Gain /

Whenever you tap Zhur-Taa Druid for mana, it deals 1 damage to each opponent

Zhur-Taa Druid Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Will there Ever Be a ...

1 day ago

Llanowar Elves is one of the most iconic cards in this game, so it naturally has produced numerous variants, some of which are also mono-green and others of which are multicolored.

Among those creatures, Steward of Valeron is a green/white variant, Zhur-Taa Druid and Radha, Heir to Keld are red/green variants, and both Llanowar Dead and Deathrite Shaman are black/green variants, but there has not yet been a blue/green variant of it, so I do hope that WotC eventually prints such a card.

What does everyone else say about this? Will there eventually be a blue/green variant of Llanowar Elves ?

Spell_Slam on Wildland Fire

1 month ago

Cool idea for a deck! I think you could try to build around your commander even more.

In your mana base, a very easy inclusion would be all the cycling lands. Desert of the Fervent , Desert of the Indomitable, Tranquil Thicket , Slippery Karst and Smoldering Crater are great for Gruul decks to have anyways because of the lack of card draw and they work super well with your commander.

All the Dredge stuff would be great in the deck. You already have Brownscale, but you could use Shenanigans (there's always a target), Moldervine Cloak and Greater Mossdog all give you consistent action in the late game that will also power up your damage.

There are tons of self-mill cards that are worth running for card advantage. Lead the Stampede , Beast Hunt , Benefaction of Rhonas , Commune with the Gods , Kruphix's Insight , Scout the Borders all work at varying degrees of efficiency. If you ran a few more enchantments (which wouldn't be hard to do), this could actually be a great way to stock your graveyard and give you tons of action throughout the game.

With that in mind, almost every Flashback card is probably worth running. Same goes with Retrace and Jump-Start. These will give you so many options over the course of the game and be an extension to your hand.

Book Burning Targeting yourself is a pretty good way to stock the graveyard quickly, unless an opponent wants to take 6, which is also nice.

Chainflinger is decent in PDH and would fit nicely in a deck like yours.

Firebolt is very good in general and gets even better if you're milling it into your graveyard.

Fortitude can make a big creature a bigger problem and feed your graveyard lands.

Mother Bear seems like a good fit, like most cards that generate value in the graveyard.

Elven Cache is a great card to have in green PDH. It doesn't cost you a draw like Reclaim does, which justifies the mana cost, in my opinion.

Is Renewal to janky? Cantripping and fixing your mana might not be worth 3 mana, but it does move your gameplan forward somewhat.

A lot of the cards in your maybeboard are cards I think you should actually play. Excavating Anurid is quite strong. A 5/5 vigilance that cantrips at almost no downside for you is really good. Igneous Elemental is comparable to Flametongue Kavu in many scenarios. All your burn and removal that requires sacrificing creatures or lands is also good for your game plan. Quicksand has no downside in your mana base.

In general, I think having more creature-based ramp might be better than sorcery or artifact ones, unless they sac lands. Rampant Growth, Land Grant, Search for Tomorrow, Renegade Map and Armillary Sphere seem like they would be stronger as mana dorks. Zhur-Taa Druid and Silhana Starfletcher are both cards that do a lot of work in PDH, plus all the typical 1-mana ramp creatures in Green.

Otherwise, I think Diligent Farmhand and Muscle Burst is cute, but not very effective overall.

Relic of Progenitus is powerful, but very risky for you. Something like Night Soil could be a stronger choice, or just plain old Tormod's Crypt .

Chain Lightning and Lightning Bolt are oddly enough not impactful enough to play in PDH, in my opinion. I would vastly prefer Staggershock over either one for the better damage output or card advantage potential. These could be easy subsitutes for some of your maybeboard spells.

A lot of your creatures are aggressive, but not enough to really be pertinent in a game with 30-40 life (depending on how you play). Borderland Marauder, Burning-Tree Emissary, Moldgraf Scavenger, Zectar Shrine Expedition and to a certain extent even Scythe Tiger could be better as more resilient, synergistic or more powerful threats that scale better with all the ramping you're doing. Something like Sprout Swarm is a classic game-winning card that is good across the entirety of the game and works well with sac effects you're running.

Last thing: I think you should run more lands. I get that you're trying to be low to the ground and aggressive, but running a low land count hurts you in a lot of ways. It makes less opening hands keepable, it restricts the breadth of finishers you can use, it lowers the efficiency of your commander and cards like Winding Way and can even result in you running out of basics to fetch in the mid-to-late game. I think 38-40 lands would be a more appropriate number.

Again, great idea for a deck and I'm looking forward to hearing more about how you do with it. Is it more for 1-on-1 play or multiplayer?

Liscom on Red/Blue/Green (1.Entwurf)

3 months ago

Nun mal zum Rauswurf:

Bounty of the Luxa klingt glaube ich besser, als es klingt. Probiere es gerne aus, aber ich hatte immer das Gefühl, dass ich nie dann das Mana bekam, wenn ich es brauchte, und das ich immer ne Karte ziehen durfte, wenn ich eigentlich Mana brauchte. Vielleicht noch eine Kreatur statt dessen? Shifting Ceratops fällt mir spontan ein.

Frontier Siege finde ich fraglich. Ich habe kurz mal 6 Kreaturen gezählt, die fliegen. Damit ist die zweite Option eigentlich nur brauchbar für dich und nur für die erste Wahl könnte man besser auf eine Karte steigen, die dir mehr bietet.

Sarkhan's Unsealing sieht so auf dem Papier großartig aus. Man müsste es aber einfach ausprobieren. Ich finde es schwer, den Nutzen wirklich einzuschätzen. Ich habe 20 Karten gezählt, bei denen die Karte aktiviert wird. Ich finde das schon gut.

Zendikar Resurgent ist eine der Karten, die am Anfang in jedem meiner Decks steckt und dann aber im letzten Umbau rausfliegt - aber jedes Mal bis ich mit dem Rauswurf auch unzufrieden, denn ich denke die Karte kann sehr viel. Gerade in einem Deck mit dicken, teuren Kreaturen würde ich das auf jeden Fall austesten!

Two-Headed Dragon Ich finde, dass es hierfür einfach besseres gibt. Wenn du noch einen Füller brauchst, ist der Drache ok. Er wäre aber wohl der erste, der bei mir aus dem Deck fliegt. Ansonsten ist Drakuseth, Maw of Flames vielleicht eine Alternative.

Terastodon ähnlich wie Zendikar Resurgent finde ich den Elefanten eigentlich ganz cool, aber er ist halt sehr teuer und trifft dann auch keine Kreaturen, sodass er ggf. nicht einmal vernünftige Ziele auf dem Feld hat. Ich finde die Karte riskant, aber nicht schlecht. Dadurch, das Surrak ihm Trampel gibt wird er auch noch aufgewertet. Ein 9/9 Trampler ist nicht zu ignorieren.

Whisperer of the Wilds ist nicht mein Ding. Anfangs ist er nur ein teurer Llanowar Elf und auch später produziert er auch nur grünes Mana. Da würde ich bei all deinen Farben lieber die Konsistenz deines Decks erhöhen. Mögliche Kandidaten wären: Ceta Disciple (den kannte ich selber gar nicht, aber er filtert Mana und kann noch eine Trampler unterstützen), Generator Servant (Ein Versuch ist er wert. Hast ist sehr nützlich bei dicken Kreaturen), Incubation Druid (wohl mein Favorit), Quirion Elves (ein nostalgischer Klassiker meiner Jugend) oder Zhur-Taa Druid (ein Underdog, der mich immer wieder überrascht).

Savage Knuckleblade halte ich für etwas spekulativ, aber interessant. Ich finde ihn nicht gut, aber ich glaube der hat echt das Potential den Tisch zu überraschen, wenn du ihn gleich mir Hast und verstärkt angreifen lässt. Auch die zweite Fähigkeit kann eine gute Symbiose mit den "enter the battlefield" Verzauberungen geben.

Myojin of Life's Web Ich weiß ehrlich nicht, ob dies lohnt. Die Myojins sind cool, wenn man denen immer wieder Counter geben kann. Als ein einmaliger Effekt finde ich lohnt dies nicht, bzw. lohnt selten. Außerdem sind 3 grüne Mana in einem dreifarbigen Deck riskant.

Ich hoffe, dies hilft dir etwas

eyes2sky on Domri Rade Gets Adopted

3 months ago

Zhur-Taa Druid might be a good fit. Also, 21 lands with a 3.9 CMC seems really low...you should have Gruul Turf in here as well.

TheRoaringRegisaur on God of the Breach

5 months ago

im no expert on competitiveness, but i love Zhur-Taa Druid and Rhythm of the Wild (that riot can give a +1/+1 counter to creatures flashed in with Ilharg btw) --- great deck, good luck : )

longmuiryan on Creature Feature: Featuring Creatures

7 months ago

insanedachshund Terastodon is strictly better than Meteor Golem , that sounds like a great substitution.

Here are some suggested cuts

SharpRaptor on Najeela

7 months ago

Recommended Cuts


Blightsteel Colossus - Curve reasons

Graveblade Marauder - Cute but effect probably isn't good enough

Hamletback Goliath - Curve reasons

Khenra Eternal - Bad card basically. Though we want this slot to be at that mana cost

Khenra Scrapper - Again. We want aggressive cards like this but we can do better

Saskia the Unyielding - Big target on your head. Colour intensive. Not a warrior

Savage Knuckleblade - Colour intensive

Taurean Mauler - Doesn't work towards our game plan. Doesn't trigger off combat damage doesn't buff others.

Tenacious Dead - Just bad

Tolsimir Wolfblood - Buff isn't universal and its expensive

Zhur-Taa Druid - We want mana dorks. But only taps for green and its colour intensive to cast.

Maybe Cuts Or Later Cuts

Thunderfoot Baloth - Expensive but ok effect.

Hellkite Charger - Maybe cut. We already have access to this effect at cheaper cost

Zurgo Helmsmasher - He's good. But doesn't help the rest of the game plan


Maybe Cut

Clan Defiance - Doesn't impact the board enough to make us win the game.

Lavalanche - Effect we want but possible to find cheaper?


Fires of Yavimaya - Replace with Rhythm of the Wild


Artifact Mutation && Aura Mutation - Change with generic artifact or enchantment removal

Crackling Doom - Doesn't do enough


Oketra's Monument - Doesn't trigger enough and the mana reduction isn't relevant enough


Attacking / Combat Matter Cards

Blood-Chin Rager - Warriors have Menace

Herald of Dromoka - Warriors have Vigilance

Chief of the Edge - Warriors get +1/+0

Raiders' Spoils - Very good card draw

Lovisa Coldeyes - Warriors +2/+2 Haste

Mindblade Render - MOAR card draw

Ogre Battledriver - Your warriors that enter will be 3/1s when attacking

Jazal Goldmane - Massive Buffs

Mardu Woe-Reaper - Graveyard Interaction

Thrasher Brute - Drains an opponent with warrior etb triggers

Edric, Spymaster of Trest - MOAR CARD DRAW

Combo Pieces

Cryptolith Rite - Lots of mana, infinite combats

Phyrexian Altar - Sac some of the tokens to activate Najeela

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician - Win the game

Sword of Feast and Famine - Win the game if you have the lands

Nature's Will - Win the game if you have the lands

Bear Umbra - Win the game if you have the lands


Archetype of Aggression - Trample

Purphoros, God of the Forge - This guy doesn't need explanation

Cyclonic Rift - ....yeh

Heroic Intervention - Anti-Wrath. Rootborn Defenses Dauntless Escort Join Shields

Divine Visitation - BECAUSE ANGELS

Harvest Season - we make a lot of tapped and attacking creatures. We want mana

Throne of the God-Pharaoh - Alternate win cons

Shared Animosity - Massive Buffs

Anointed Procession Parallel Lives - More tokens

Aggravated Assault - Easier Najeela trigger without keywords


Aven Wind Guide - Gives our tokens flying and vigilance

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